Electromagnetic Or Electrostatic Shield Patents (Class 439/607.01)
  • Patent number: 10601160
    Abstract: A card edge connector structure includes: an insulation main body, having one side disposed with an insertion surface and having another side disposed with an installation surface; the insertion surface has an insertion port; two electrical conductive terminal sets, disposed in the insulation main body with a parallel arrangement means; each electric conductive terminal set has a positioning seat, grounding terminals and electrical conductive terminals protruded from the positioning seat, each grounding terminal has an inner side, a first end exposed in the insertion port and a second end exposed on the installation surface; and a grounding plate, disposed between the two electrical conductive terminal sets; two sides of the grounding plate are extended with grounding elastic arms towards a direction of each first end, and each grounding elastic arm is elastically abutted against the inner side of each grounding terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JESS-LINK PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ya-Fen Kao, Ching-Hung Liu, Hsu-Yu Li, Yun-Chang Yang
  • Patent number: 10594061
    Abstract: A solder component includes one or more terminal members each having a bending portion bending in a direction crossing a surface of a substrate and being connected to the surface of the substrate, and four or more substrate connection portions formed at end portions of the terminal members, three substrate connection portions out of the four or more substrate connection portions each having a width narrower than a width of the bending portion of the corresponding terminal member, when the solder component is disposed on the surface of the substrate, only the three substrate connection portions being in contact with the surface of the substrate, and no matter where a contact point contacting the surface of the substrate is provided on each substrate connection portion, a mass center of the solder component being located inside a triangle determined by three contact points of the three substrate connection portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10592382
    Abstract: Described are advanced communication computers that include a processor, at least one network adaptor connected to the processor, wherein the at least one network adaptor comprises a separate processor, at least one remote network connected to the at least one network adaptor, and at least one remote server connected to the at least one remote network. The processor is configured to identify an expected performance level of the at least one network adaptor, collect actual performance data from the at least one processor, and compare the actual performance data to the expected performance level to identify issues with signal condition, network traffic, interference, and other similar metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Kuster
  • Patent number: 10559932
    Abstract: A bidirectional duplex electrical connector includes: a circuit board provided with two sets of circuits; a base seat; and a tongue, top and bottom surfaces of the tongue are top and bottom flat surfaces, each of the top and bottom flat surfaces is provided with a connection interface, and each of the two connection interfaces includes one row of electrical connection points, wherein the tongue and the base seat are integrally formed together, and the two rows of electrical connection points are respectively arranged and exposed, and in flat surface contact with and fixed to and only provided on front sections of the top and bottom flat surfaces of the tongue, wherein the tongue and the base seat covers top and bottom surfaces and two side surfaces of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Chou Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10551947
    Abstract: A decoration enclosure, an input assembly and a terminal are provided. The decoration enclosure is configured for decorating a fingerprint identification structure of the input assembly, and includes a decoration ring and a support rim. The support rim extends inwards from an inner wall of the decoration ring and supports the fingerprint identification structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoukuan Wu, Zanjian Zeng
  • Patent number: 10535944
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a reinforcing plate, which is encapsulated by an insulating body by injection molding. Positioning structures are provided in terminal slots of the insulating body. The insulating body is made of an elastic insulating material. Multiple terminals are mounted on the positioning structures. Each metal terminal is provided with an upper contact portion and a lower contact portion. When the upper contact portions is in contact with a chip module, and the lower contact portions is in contact with a circuit board, each of the metal terminals interferes with an inner wall of the corresponding terminal slot, so as to solve the metal fatigue of the metal terminals and to ensure the strength of the metal terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chin Chi Lin, Zuo Feng Jin
  • Patent number: 10535958
    Abstract: A connector including a shell, an inner body inside the shell, a terminal held by the inner body and disposed inside the shell, a ground terminal, and an outer body. The outer body includes a generally tubular first portion extending in a first direction, a second portion, and an accommodation space in the first and second portions securely accommodating the shell. The second portion is larger than the first portion in outer cross-sectional dimensions and/or wall thickness in the second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The second portion has a hole extending from an outer face of the second portion to the accommodation space. The ground terminal is in contact with, or contiguous with, the shell and is disposed in the hole of the outer body. The ground terminal includes a portion exposed from the outer body or partly located outside the outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Kondo, Hiroie Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10505318
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a housing having a base and a tongue; an upper and lower rows of contacts arranged in the housing and exposed respectively to two opposite surfaces of the tongue; a front and rear shielding shells enclosing the housing; and an insulative outer cover enclosing the front shielding shell, wherein the insulative outer cover has a rear notch exposing upwardly a rear portion of the front shielding shell, and the rear shielding shell has an upper welding piece welded to the rear portion of the front shielding shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10440425
    Abstract: A playback method according to one aspect of the present disclosure is performed by a playback device connected to a display device. The playback method includes obtaining a type of the display device; selecting each of a version of High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and a version of High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), according to the obtained type of the display device; obtaining a video signal of content recorded on a recording medium; decoding the obtained video signal; encrypting the decoded video signal using the selected version of HDCP; and outputting the encrypted video signal to the display device using the selected version of HDMI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kozuka, Tadamasa Toma, Kengo Terada, Takahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 10431911
    Abstract: An electrical connection device and a board-to-board electrical connection assembly, the board-to-board electrical connection assembly comprises an electrical connection device, a first circuit board and a second circuit board. The electrical connection device comprises a support frame and an adapter circuit board, the support frame has a top portion and a bottom portion. The adapter circuit board comprises an upper end portion retained to the top portion of the support frame, a lower end portion retained to the bottom portion of the support frame and a side portion positioned between the upper end portion and the lower end portion, the upper end portion comprises a first connector, the lower end portion comprises a second connector. The first circuit board is provided with a first mating connector for mating with the first connector. The second circuit board is provided with a second mating connector for mating with the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Paul L. Rishworth, Hoon Chan Goh, Chong Thiam Cho
  • Patent number: 10424881
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a shielding shell, an insulating body and a plurality of terminals. The shielding shell has a front opening, a bottom opening and an electrical connecting portion. The electrical connecting portion is located between the front opening and the bottom opening. The insulating body is disposed inside the shielding shell and has a tongue. The tongue is exposed to the front opening. The terminals are disposed at the insulating body. Each of the terminals has a contact segment and a soldering segment. The contact segment is located on the tongue, and the soldering segment is extended from the insulating body, exposed to the bottom opening and arranged in double rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Mao-Sheng Chen, Hsu-Fen Wang, Chih-Kang Chen
  • Patent number: 10411394
    Abstract: A connector with latch protection includes a metal casing, an insulating body, plural metal terminals and a partition. The insulating body covers the interior of the metal casing and has a tab extended forwardly from the front of the insulating body and disposed apart on the top and bottom of the tab respectively, and both sides of the tab corresponding to a connecting plug form an inwardly concave portion, and both sides of the partition have a protection plate corresponding to each inwardly concave portion and the front of the tab and bent and extended forwardly. When the partition is embedded into the insulating body by a molding method, a portion of the two metal protection plates exposed from the tab forms a pair of latch grooves for latching the connecting plug to effectively improve the durability and life and lower the manufacturing cost of the connector significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Po-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10411375
    Abstract: An electrical connector, including an insulating body; multiple first terminals, insert molded into the insulating body and having at least one grounding terminal, at least one power supply terminal and a pair of differential signal terminals located between the grounding terminal and the power supply terminal adjacent to each other; and a middle shielding sheet, insert molded into the insulating body, and located above or below the first terminals. The middle shielding sheet has, on at least one side of a central line of the middle shielding sheet, a notch and a first protruding portion away from the central line as compared to the notch. The central line extends in a front-rear direction. The notch is concavely provided backward from a front end edge of the middle shielding sheet, and vertically corresponds to the power supply terminal. The first protruding portion has a through-hole vertically corresponding to the grounding terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Wen Wei Lin, Li Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10411413
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulating body, including a base and a tongue extending forward from the base, a shielding sheet; and at least one row of terminals accommodated in the insulating body and located at one side of the shielding sheet. A side of the tongue is provided with at least one groove. The shielding sheet is provided with a plate body and at least one extending portion located on a side of the plate body. The extending portion is provided at the side of the tongue, and includes a locking groove exposed from the groove and a bending portion exposed from the tongue. The bending portion is located in front of the plate body and is spaced from the plate body. Each terminals include a head portion embedded in the tongue. In a front-rear direction, each head portion is located between the bending portion and the plate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wu Feng
  • Patent number: 10386589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hybrid connector. The connector comprises an insulating housing having parallel rows of first and second terminals disposed in the housing. Each first and second terminal includes a terminal portion configured to make contact with an electrically conductive trace of a circuit board; and a mating portion configured to contact a terminal of a mating connector, the mating portions of the first terminals parallel to and facing the mating portions of the second terminals. The housing defines a cavity formed therein between the mating portions of the first and second terminals, wherein the cavity defining a cavity opening at an external surface of the housing for receiving light therefrom. An optical relay portion is disposed in the cavity, wherein the optical relay portion comprises at least one of an optical transceiver, an optical lens and an optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovation Properties Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Smith, Saujit Bandhu, YunLong Qiao, Chin Hua Lim, Barry J. Koch
  • Patent number: 10381779
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body having a base portion, which includes a mating chamber enclosed by a top plate, a bottom plate and two side plates. The mating chamber allows a insertion portion of a mating connector to insert backward therein. The top and bottom plates are provided with multiple accommodating grooves. A projection protrudes from each side plate. The projection has a highest point higher than the mating chamber, and a lowest point lower than the mating chamber. Multiple terminals are correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating grooves. A shielding shell has a top wall and two side walls. A mating port is enclosed by the top wall and front ends of the two side walls and located in front of the projection, and is larger than the mating chamber. Each side wall is respectively and correspondingly provided with a fitting portion to fit with the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kai Quan Zhou, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10367313
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a tongue; an upper and lower rows of contacts secured to the insulative housing and exposed to two opposite faces of the tongue, the upper row of contacts including an upper ground contact and the lower row of contacts including a lower ground contact; and a metal plate disposed between the upper row of contacts and the lower row of contacts, wherein the metal plate has a pair of upper fingers contacting the upper ground contact and a pair of lower fingers contacting the lower ground contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Min-Qiang Zhang, Yang-Tsun Hsu, Qing-Bin Xia
  • Patent number: 10355396
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base and a tongue; plural contacts affixed to the insulative housing and exposed to the tongue; a shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing and having a front end; an outer cover enclosing the shielding shell and having a front protrusion, an annular slot being defined between the front end of the shielding shell and the front protrusion of the outer cover; a rear sealer sealing an interfacing gap between the shielding shell and the outer cover; and a front sealer disposed in the annular slot; wherein at least one of the shielding shell, the outer cover, and the front sealer has a groove in fluid communication with the interfacing gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10305227
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a metallic shell, a terminal module in the metallic shell, a baffle plate at a rear portion of the metallic shell, and conductive ground legs. Accordingly, the baffle plate is at the rear portion of the metallic shell, and the conductive ground legs are at two sides of the metallic shell. Therefore, during the connector transmits data, the produced noises are shielded by the baffle plate, and the current formed by the noises is guided to a circuit board through the conductive ground legs, thus the noises are grounded and diminished. The conductive ground legs are adjacent to the baffle plate. Hence, the current flowing through the baffle plate is guided to the circuit board through the conductive ground legs, with a shorter path. Therefore, the current would not have antenna effect easily on the path, and the noise spreading can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yao-Te Wang, Ruei-Si Hong
  • Patent number: 10265006
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical sensor unit (10) for measuring gas concentration, comprising: sensor means (12, 13) and first thermal insulation means (14, 16) at least partially surrounding said sensor means (12, 13). The sensor means (12,13) includes at least one sensing layer (12) adapted to be irradiated with a predetermined radiation (100), and at least one gas-permeable layer (13) adjacent to one side of the at least one sensing layer (12) and adapted to pass gas, which concentration is to measured, through the gas-permeable layer (13) towards the at least one sensing layer (12). The optical sensor unit (10) is adapted to measure an optical response of the at least one sensing layer (12), which optical response depends on the gas concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Josephus Arnoldus Henricus Maria Kahlman, Hans Willem Van Kesteren, Nicolaas Lambert, Theodorus Petrus Henricus Gerardus Jansen
  • Patent number: 10270194
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes: a connector housing receiving a plurality of contacts mounted to an internal substrate; a shielding shell enclosing the connector housing; and a pair of latches secured to the connector housing in a cantilevered fashion; wherein the latch has an arm secured to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiao Fan, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu, Qiu-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 10263357
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a holding frame, into which plug-in connector modules can be inserted, wherein the holding frame is composed of two halves connected to each other, a first half and a second half, wherein, for the purpose of opening the holding frame, the halves can be brought into an angular position less than 180°. The holding frame has at least one spring element that exerts a restoring force upon the halves, as a result of which lateral parts of the holding frame are brought back into a substantially parallel orientation in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Herbrechtsmeier, Heiko Meier, Alexander Schonfeld
  • Patent number: 10243307
    Abstract: A wafer assembly for an electrical connector, and method for making, that has a first and second wafers configured to interlock with one another. Each of the wafers has at least one contact that has a body portion with a mating end for coupling to a mating contact and a tail end opposite the mating end for engaging a printed circuit board where the mating and tail ends extend from opposite sides of the wafer. A conductive spring member is sandwiched between the first and second wafers. The wafer assembly can include one or more electronic components in electrical contact with the spring member and one of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Zlatan Ljubijankic, Andy Toffelmire, Peter E. Jay, Barbara H. Marten, Valeria Caraiani, Andrew B. Matus
  • Patent number: 10232810
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connection box including a new structure, according to which, even in the case of using a component holding case in which terminal holding portions and electrical component mounting portions are integrated, engagement between connection terminal portions and supporting pins in a lateral component connection portion can be checked easily, and improvements in the workability and reliability of assembly and an improvement in work efficiency due to a reduction in the number of components can be achieved simultaneously. Through windows are provided in an upper wall portion of a component holding case so as to penetrate through positions opposing supporting pins arranged inside in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Okumura, Shunsuke Mizukami
  • Patent number: 10236632
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base portion; a number of conductive terminals affixed to the insulative housing and arranged in two rows, each conductive terminal comprising a contacting portion, and each row of conductive terminals comprising a pair of grounding terminals and a number of internal terminals located between the pair of grounding terminals; a metal shielding plate affixed to the insulative housing and sandwiched between the two rows of conductive terminals; and a main shell enclosing the insulative housing; wherein a distance between the contacting portions of the internal terminals and the metal shielding plate is greater than a distance between the contacting portions of the grounding terminals and the metal shielding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jian-Li Zhang, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10212806
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are provided of absorber assemblies having dielectric spacers. In an exemplary embodiment, an absorber assembly includes a printed circuit board and a differential line disposed on the printed circuit board. The differential line includes a first trace and a second trace opposite the first trace. The assembly also includes a dielectric spacer coupled to the printed circuit board and covering at least a portion of the differential line, and an absorber coupled to the dielectric spacer to inhibit electromagnetic interference radiation from the differential line. Example methods of assembling an electromagnetic interference radiation absorber assembly for a differential line are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Francis Dixon, Mohammadali Khorrami
  • Patent number: 10180549
    Abstract: A pluggable optical transceiver is disclosed where the optical transceiver provides a housing, a lid, and a shield finger. The lid and the shield finger are assembled with the housing such that the shield finger fastens the lid against the housing. The housing provides a pocket that receives an end of the shield finger. The pocket provides negative slopes to gradually widen the cross section thereof as advancing a bottom of the pocket. The shield finger provides a tab in an end thereof, where the tab is bent inward to be hooked with the negative slope of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC DEVICE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Masato Hino
  • Patent number: 10164379
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a mount member, an insulated housing, first receptacle terminals, second receptacle terminals, and a shielding plate. The insulated housing is molded with the mount member and forms a tongue portion. Each of the first receptacle terminals includes a first flat contact portion and a first tail portion. The first flat contact portion is on a lower surface of the tongue portion, and front ends of the first flat contact portions are held in the tongue portion. Each of the second receptacle terminals includes a second flat contact portion and a second tail portion. The second flat contact portions are on an upper surface of the tongue portion, and front ends of the second flat contact portions are held in the tongue portion. The shielding plate is on the tongue portion and between the first receptacle terminals and the second receptacle terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Shu-Lin Duan, Wei Wan, Fu-Yi Xu
  • Patent number: 10153586
    Abstract: A position assurance device. The position assurance device has a base portion with a top surface, a bottom surface, a base front end and a base back end. At least one resiliently deformable beam extends from the base portion in a direction away from the base back end. A metal member is provided in the at least one resiliently deformable beam. The metal member is configured to add strength and stability to the connector position assurance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Neil Franklin Schroll, Christian Perry Brandt
  • Patent number: 10141679
    Abstract: A waterproof attachment portion to an enclosure is formed to implement the reduction in height, reduction in size, and positive waterproof effects at the same time. An electrical connector includes: an electrically conductive contact; an insulating housing for holding the contact; a metal shell which includes an opening opened frontward to allow a mating connector to be inserted therein and accommodates the housing; and a sealing member which is provided on the outer peripheral surface of the metal shell and protruded frontward from the metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Ono, Osamu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10136181
    Abstract: A playback method according to one aspect of the present disclosure is performed by a playback device connected to a display device. The playback method includes obtaining a type of the display device; selecting each of a version of High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and a version of High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), according to the obtained type of the display device; obtaining a video signal of content recorded on a recording medium; decoding the obtained video signal; encrypting the decoded video signal using the selected version of HDCP; and outputting the encrypted video signal to the display device using the selected version of HDMI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kozuka, Tadamasa Toma, Kengo Terada, Takahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 10128627
    Abstract: A communication device includes a mechanical frame, which is configured to be inserted into a multi-channel Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) receptacle that is compliant with a first SFP standard and to receive inside the frame an SFP connector that is compliant with a second SFP standard, which is different from the first SFP standard. First electrical terminals, held by the mechanical frame, are configured to mate with respective first pins of the SFP receptacle, and second electrical terminals, electrically coupled within the mechanical frame to the first electrical terminals, are configured to mate with respective second pins of the SFP connector. A heat sink is mounted in the mechanical frame and configured to make a positive contact with the SFP connector when the SFP connector is inserted into the mechanical frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yaniv Kazav, Andrey Ger
  • Patent number: 10103470
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body having multiple receiving slots, and multiple first terminals and multiple second terminals respectively received in the receiving slots. Each first terminal has a first connecting portion, a first elastic arm bending and upward extending from the first connecting portion, and a first conducting arm bending and extending from the first connecting portion. Each second terminal has a second connecting portion, a second elastic arm bending and extending upward from the second connecting portion, and a second conducting arm bending and extending from the second connecting portion. A bent position between each of the first connecting portions and a corresponding one of the first elastic arms is higher than a bent position between each of the second connecting portions and a corresponding one of the second elastic arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 10027063
    Abstract: A composite connector, including: a first insulating body and a second insulating body, respectively having a first tongue plate and a second tongue plate arranged at the front ends thereof; multiple terminals respectively fixed on the first and second insulating bodies and exposed from surfaces of the first and second tongue plates; a first shielding sheet and a second shielding sheet which are integrally formed, fixed in the first and second tongue plates respectively and are positioned on one side of the terminals; and a metal shell forming a first insertion opening and a second insertion opening around the first and second tongue plates respectively. The first insertion opening is configured for insertion of a first docking connector. The second insertion opening is configured for insertion of a second docking connector. A combination of the first and second insertion openings are configured for insertion of a third docking connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jian Min Peng
  • Patent number: 10008812
    Abstract: Cable assembly includes an assembly housing having an interior cavity and a loading passage that provides access to the interior cavity. The assembly housing has an inner housing surface that defines the loading passage. The cable assembly also includes a cable harness having insulated wires and a conductive shielding layer. The insulated wires extend through a cable passage defined by the shielding layer. The cable harness also includes a discrete ferrule positioned within the cable passage at an end of the cable passage. The discrete ferrule has an outer ferrule surface that is surrounded by the shielding layer. The inner housing surface and the outer ferrule surface interface each other along a harness-housing seam. The harness-housing seam includes a projection and a recess that receives the projection. The shielding layer is stretched by the projection within the harness-housing seam and electrically grounds the cable harness to the assembly housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Jared Evan Rossman
  • Patent number: 9997870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connector, which has an insulation body, a shielding plate, a plurality of grounding terminals and conducting terminals accommodated in the insulation body. Each grounding terminal is formed by bending a linear wire and has an upper contacting portion, a bending portion extending from the upper contacting portion, and a lower contacting portion extending from the bending portion, wherein the upper contacting portion is parallel to the lower contacting portion. Therefore, the crosstalk between the upper-row signal terminals and the lower-row signal terminals is reduced, and the shielding effect is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: DRAPHO ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO, LTD
    Inventors: Zhihong Fang, Zhijian Mo, Zhuping Wu, Lina Shan
  • Patent number: 9990320
    Abstract: A plug connector includes an insulating body defining a mating cavity opening forwardly and a cable-load portion, a row of upper terminals, a row of lower terminals and a special terminal. The special terminal includes a contacting piece and a soldering piece discrete from each other. The contacting piece unitarily includes a contacting portion located at the upper inside of the mating cavity and an upper connecting portion, and the soldering piece unitarily includes a soldering leg exposed upon the lower loading face of the cable-loading portion and a lower connecting portion extending forward from the soldering leg. The upper connecting portion and the lower connecting portion electrically connect to each other so as to establish an electrical connection of the special terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chih-Pi Cheng, Wen He, Quan Wang, Feng Zeng, Fu-You Yang
  • Patent number: 9979152
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts, a shielding plate, and a metallic shell. The insulative housing defines a number of contact-receiving grooves and a number of through holes connecting with adjacent contact-receiving grooves. The contacts include a number of first contacts having connecting sections, at least one connecting section of the first contacts has a first bending section bent along a direction away from the contiguous first contact to form an enlarged gap for increasing a distance between the adjacent first contacts. The insulative housing, the shielding plate and the contacts are molded to form a contact module. The enlarged gap and the corresponding through hole are connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jian-Li Zhang, Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 9972952
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a tongue portion, a number of terminals having a number of first contacts and second contacts, and a shielding shell attached to the housing. The tongue portion defines a first surface and a second surface. Each first contact has a first contacting portion exposed from the first surface, a first soldering portion, and a first connecting portion. Each second contact has a second contacting portion exposed from the second surface, a second soldering portion, and a second connecting portion. The first contacts have a first outermost contact, and the first contacting portion of the first outermost contact offsets outwardly beyond the second contacting portion along a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 9966704
    Abstract: A fixing structure of a shield connector includes a housing, a shield shell, a protector and a protector engaged part on an electric wire leading-out part side of the protector. In the housing, an electric wire is configured to be led out from one end side in a direction intersecting a fitting direction in a state that the other end side is fitted to a device side connector. The shield shell is configured to be electrically connected and fixed to a shield case of the device so as to cover the housing. The protector is attached to the electric wire leading-out part side in the shield shell so as to cover the electric wire. The protector engaged part is configured to be engaged with and disengaged from a protector engaging part on the shield case in the same direction as the fitting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Haruhiko Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9948016
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes a metallic shell, an insulated housing, a grounding plate, a first terminal module, a second terminal module, and a molding block. The first terminal module includes first plug terminals and a first combining block. The second terminal module includes second plug terminals and a second combining block. The insulated housing is received in the metallic shell. The first and the second combining blocks are respectively combined with the first plug terminals and the second plug terminals by insert-molding techniques. Then, the first combining block and the second combining block are respectively assembled to the grounding plate. Next, the molding block is provided to combine the first combining block with the second combining block, so that an assembly of the first terminal module, the second terminal module, and the grounding plate can be firmly assembled to the rear of the insulated housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Tien Chen, Shu-Lin Duan, Wei Wan, Xiao-Juan Qi
  • Patent number: 9912088
    Abstract: A micro plug connector has an insulative housing with multiple mounting holes, multiple terminals respectively mounted in the mounting holes, and a shielding shell covering the insulative housing and the terminals. Each terminal has a mounting section mounted in the insulative housing, a welding section protruding backward from a rear end of the mounting section and protruding out of a rear portion of the insulative housing, and an electrical connection section protruding forward from a front end of the mounting section and partially exposed out of a corresponding one of the mounting holes. Each of at least one of the terminals has an anti-bending protrusion abutting against an inner top surface defined in the corresponding one of the mounting holes. The anti-bending protrusion prevents a distal end of the electrical connection section of the terminal from bending up and contacting the shielding shell by accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Lung Chien, Ming-Yung Chang, Yu-Bin Li, Er-Li Huang, Yao-Mei Wang
  • Patent number: 9905948
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a plurality of contacts. The insulative housing has a main portion defining a top wall, a bottom wall and a mating cavity, the bottom wall has a first segment, a second segment spaced apart from the first segment and a protrusion extending away from the mating cavity, the protrusion is located between the first segment and the second segment. Each contact has a retention portion, a contacting arm and a soldering tail, the contacts comprises a group of first contacts, a group of second contacts, a group of third contacts and a group of fourth contacts. A distance between the retention portion and the soldering tail of each fourth contact along a height direction is larger than a distance between the retention portion and the soldering tail of each second contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Yung-Chih Hung, Li-Li Liang, Yong-Gang Zhang, Feng Zheng
  • Patent number: 9893472
    Abstract: A pluggable connector with anti-electromagnetic interference capability is disclosed in this invention, which includes a socket housing, multiple terminal assemblies and a shielding case. The socket housing includes an insulating base and an anti-EMI block. The insulating base and the anti-EMI block can be combined together to form an upper circuit board slot and a lower circuit board slot. These terminal assemblies are mounted in the socket housing and include multiple signal terminal assemblies and multiple ground terminal assemblies, which are arranged side by side in the order of ground-signal-signal. The shielding case has an upper port and a lower port, which are respectively aligned with the upper circuit board slot and the lower circuit board slot. The pluggable connector of the present invention has a good anti-electromagnetic interference capability by an anti-EMI block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Oupiin Electronic (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 9865962
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connector assembly comprising: an insulative housing; a plurality of terminals received into the insulative housing; metallic shell enclosing the insulative housing; and waterproof material sandwiched between the insulative housing and the metallic shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN EVERWIN PRECISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Huaguang Zhao
  • Patent number: 9865977
    Abstract: Integrated signal pair elements are disclosed that can be inserted into and removed from a backplane connector housing as a single piece. Each element includes an insulative frame that supports a pair of conductive terminals in a spaced-apart arrangement. The frame is attached to a ground shield that provides a ground plane that extends around three sides of the signal pair. Cable wires can be terminated to tail portions of the signal pair and an insulative material is molded over the cable wire termination area to form an integrated signal pair element. The individual signal pair elements may also be commoned together in a linear array of signal pair elements by a commoning member that contacts the ground shields of the array of signal pair elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Javier Resendez, Michael D. Rost, Eric A. Deichmann, Kenneth F. Janota
  • Patent number: 9859634
    Abstract: A connection assembly includes an optical electronic part and a socket. A conductive pad connected to a photoelectric conversion element of the optical electronic part is oriented with imaging field of view upward, and slidably contacts a contact of the socket. The optical electronic part includes an insulating case with a flange protruding along a horizontal plane, and a conductive pad that is exposed in an outer surface parallel to the horizontal plane. The socket includes a guide portion that slidably guides the flange portion along the horizontal plane, and a contact fixed to a housing opposed to the outer surface in which the conductive pad is exposed, with a contact portion located in a movement locus of the conductive pad sliding with the flange portion along the horizontal plane. As the insulating case is operated, the contact makes sliding contact with the conductive pad to provide a self-cleaning effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Ejiri, Haruhiko Kondo
  • Patent number: 9837734
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a number of terminals and a metallic shielding plate s retained in the insulative housing, and a shielding shell attached to the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a base portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion along an insertion direction. The terminals define a number of first contacts and second contacts. The first contacts and second contacts respectively define a pair of grounding contacts located at two sides thereof. Each grounding contact of the second contacts has a hook portion bent upwardly and extending inwardly from outmost edge thereof and located above the grounding contact of the first contacts located at the same side. A free end of the hook portion is contacted with the grounding contact of the first contacts at same side physically and electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yong-Qi Wang, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 9837769
    Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus connector includes a first contact module, a second contact module, a shielding shell enclosing the contact modules, and a grounding member. The contact modules each have a number of contacts and an insulator retaining the contacts. Each contact has a fastening portion assembled in the insulator, a contacting portion extending from the fastening portion, and a tail portion extending from the fastening portion opposite to the contacting portion. The contacts include grounding contacts. The shielding shell provides a front mating face. The grounding member connects with the grounding contacts and extends in different plane compared to the grounding contacts. The grounding member defines a front contact tab and the grounding contact defines a front edge end. The front contact tab is closer to the front mating face of the shielding shell than the front edge ends of the grounding contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Ya-Juan Gou, Zhi-Qiang Rong, Mao-Jung Huang, Yun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9831615
    Abstract: A connector includes contacts arranged in a contact-arrangement plane and including a source contact and a signal contact, each of the contacts having a contact portion that comes into contact with a contact of a counter-connector, a ground plate made of metal disposed in parallel with the contact-arrangement plan, an insulator that holds the contacts and the ground plate, and a shell that covers an outer periphery of the insulator and is made of metal, the ground plate being disposed so as to face the contacts through a portion of the insulator with the contact portion of each contact being exposed, and having a cutout formed at an end of the ground plate adjacent to the contact portion of the source contact, and the insulator having a projection that fills the cutout of the ground plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited, Jae Europe Limited
    Inventors: Yuichi Saito, Yuzo Sato, Akihiro Matsunaga, Masaaki Takaku, Kouhei Ueda, Yohei Yokoyama